A Message From Our Interm President & CEO
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Boys & Girls Club of Taunton. For over 116 years, our mission has been to give the youths in the Greater Taunton Region - especially those who need us the most- a sense of hope, belonging, and purpose, as well as the skills they need to overcome life's challenges and give back to their community.
The Boys & Girls Club of Taunton is a trusted resource that allows youths to participate in positive programming rather than being left home alone or engaging in activities that are counter-productive for them and the community. Many of our neighbors face challenges including poverty, drug addiction and gang activity. Our Club is a safe haven for youths who are directly impacted by theses tragedies.
It is a privilege to serve our members and see them transformed by the many impact-driven programs offered here at the Club. Whether it’s experiencing our new STEM lab, keeping healthy with sports and recreation in the gym or opening their minds with art projects, our youth are learning skills and behaviors that put them on the path to a great future.
We know that, when we work as one, we move young people and communities forward. Our work with young people, especially those who need us most is the focus for all of our efforts. The Boys & Girls Club of Taunton gives youth and caring adult professionals the chance to join in and advocate in the name of stronger communities.
I invite you to open the door, tour our facility, meet our staff, and see how our Club is impacting more than 500 Taunton youth yearly. We look forward to your visit!
Derek W. Heim
President & Chief Executive Officer